COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
June 20, 2014
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Earlier this month, Governor McAuliffe announced the launch of a statewide pricing project to identify ways to lower the cost of connectivity for school divisions across the Commonwealth. (See Superintendent’s Memo #157-14 .) As a first step, a representative from every school division is being asked to participate in this initiative by submitting the division’s E-rate 2014-2015 Item 21 attachment information through EducationSuperHighway’s online portal located at www.item21portal.org.
Several informational webinars over the coming weeks will be held to provide a brief tutorial on using the portal and answer any questions participants may have. Please ask your representative to try to join one of the sessions listed below:
Wednesday, June 25 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Access Code: 384-025-350
Wednesday, July 2 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Access Code: 369-862-865
Wednesday, July 9 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Access Code: 565-837-528
To join via phone, dial (213) 226-1066 and enter the corresponding access code listed above.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Gail Warren, project coordinator, by telephone at (757) 470-3017 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.